Poppies painted to commemorate Remembrance Sunday

Cheshire East Council's highways service have painted specially designed poppy markings on roads to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The poppies have been painted in honour of the service and sacrifice provided by our Armed Forces, veterans and their families. With many poignant events in Cheshire East for Remembrance Day being cancelled this year, the Council felt the paintings provide a different way for residents to commemorate.

Markings have been installed across eleven locations in Cheshire East including on Ryleys Lane next to war memorial.

Councillor Laura Crane, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: "With fewer activities taking place this year to mark Remembrance Sunday, we hope that these symbols will help to remind our residents of the lives lost in conflicts around the world and enable them to pay their respects. Thanks go to our Armed Forces Champion, Ashley Farrall for suggesting the initiative and to our highways team and their staff for making it happen".

Councillor Ashley Farrall, Cheshire East Council Armed Forces Champion commented: "I am very proud of the highways team for volunteering their time to paint the poppies across the borough and I'm so grateful to them for being able to turn the idea into reality so quickly as well. It's been an incredible effort.

"The poppies help us to reflect on the sacrifices made and shows our ongoing commitment to the armed forces community at this challenging time. The pandemic may not have allowed us to commemorate as we usually would, but we wanted to ensure we marked Remembrance Day in the best way possible".

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